Date of Birth: 10/13/1989
Pro Experience: Akron Racers (2012)
College Experience: Arizona State University
Resides: Tempe, Arizona
2012 Akron Racers: Signed as a free agent with the Racers last year…Appeared in 44 games…Had 23 hits…10 RBI’s....A graduate assistant with the Sun Devil program.
2011 Arizona State: While Kaylyn originally transferred from Louisville, she has wasted no time in becoming a backbone in both the Sun Devil offensive attack and defensive stance. She took over starting catcher duties for the Maroon & Gold in 2010 while wielding a red-hot bat as well which tied her for third on the team in RBIs with 40 for a .322 batting average with three home runs (one of which came at UCLA... for the second straight year) and 10 doubles, proving that being pint-sized doesn't matter. Stepping in behind the dish as well, Castillo helped lead the Sun Devil pitching staff to 44 wins and their fifth consecutive NCAA Super Regional appearance. She also posted a .996 fielding percentage proving she's just as dangerous with a glove on her hand. For her efforts Kaylyn took home Second Team All Pac-10 honors, as well as a Pac-10 All-Academic Team Honorable Mention.
2010 Arizona State: Transferred from Louisville to blaze a stellar sophomore campaign in 2009. Coming into a new team, Castillo wasted no time making sure her presence was known as the tiny catcher showed she packed a punch showcasing her skills both at the plate and behind it. Hitting .315 on the season, Castillo collected seven doubles and six home on the year, producing a .483 slugging percentage while splitting duties behind the plate with senior catcher, Renee Welty where Castillo went on to collect a .988 fielding percentage as well as making sure base runners knew she had the arm to keep them at bay, catching five runners stealing on the year.
Louisville: Played one season for the Cardinals before transfering to Arizona State.
High School: Attended Norco High School in Norco, CA...Lettered in softball, basketball & volleyball... Named All-League Academic 2003-2007, All-League Softball 2006 & 2007, All-County 2006 & 2007, All-State 2007... Won innumerable Coaches Awards... Led the Norco Cougards batting (.500) in 2006 & (.400) in 2007... Helped lead the OC Batbusters to the 16U National Title... Recieved Honors with Distinction for her 4.0 GPA, as well as Academic Excellence in Chemistry, Theater Arts & Language Arts.
Personal: A Business Marketing major & Anthropology minor...Born to Daniel (Pool Route Owner) & Kathie (Attendance Clerk) Castillo of Norco, CA. on October 13, 1989...Has one brother, Cole... Her full name is Kaylyn Mirielle Castillo.